Cucumber, Jelly Melon
- Thorny oval fruits
- Green-gold gel fills the fruit
- Flavor like citrus or pomegranate
- 120 days
- Fresh eating & decorative
- ±1,400 seeds/oz
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well.
(aka Kiwano, African Horned Cucumber) Originated in semi arid Africa near the Kalahari desert. Thorny oval fruits are filled with succulent greenish-gold flesh; very high in vitamin C. The flavor is reminiscent of pomegranate and citrus. The primary market niche is for garnishes and decorative fruits. 120 days. ±1,400 seeds/oz.
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.